The Whole Brain Child with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
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The Whole Brain Child with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

The Whole Brain Child with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

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Jewish Family and Children's Services

2150 Post Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

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The Whole Brain Child: A Presentation for Mental Health Practitioners and Other Professionals Working with Children

Drawing on cutting-edge research and neuroscience, this workshop focuses on the information highlighted in Dr. Bryson’s best-selling books The Whole-Brain Child (Random House, 2011, co-authored with Daniel J. Siegel) and No-Drama Discipline (Random House, 2014, co-authored with Daniel J. Siegel). Dr. Bryson will present the latest scientific research–with a special emphasis on attachment, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and neuroplasticity and the changing brain–in a way that’s clear, interesting, and immediately practical. The focus is on better understanding the role of experience and focused attention on the ever-developing brain.

Using stories, case examples, power point, videos, and a lot of humor, Dr. Bryson encourages therapists to keep their own developing brains in mind as they nurture the growing minds of kids and other individuals. She provides creative examples of how she uses brain science—sometimes in the form of cartoon strips—in her office to help kids see things differently and acquire new tools to be resilient and feel hope about achieving lasting change in their lives. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a new framework for understanding and evolving their own work, along with Whole-Brain strategies they can learn to help kids move from reactivity to resilience.

About the Trainer:

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. She is a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting consultant. She is the Executive Director of The Center for Connection, an interdisciplinary clinical practice, the Director of Parenting Education for the Mindsight Institute, and the Child Development Specialist at Saint Mark’s School in Altadena, CA. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. You can learn more about her at, where you can subscribe to her blog and read her articles about kids and parenting.


8:45 am – 9:00 am: Sign-in
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Morning Session
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break (On your own)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Session

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Apply the framework of interpersonal neurobiology to child development and discipline strategies
  • Describe different types of integration that will allow them to teach parents and other clients in revolutionary ways
  • Utilize Whole-Brain strategies to lay the groundwork for promoting integration and mental health in parents and their children
  • Identify tools to help kids to change their own struggles so they can be less reactive and more resilient
  • Be intentional about teaching specific caregiving experiences to shape how children’s brains are wired and therefore function
  • Teach kids about their own brain so they can have additional tools for self-regulation and make better decisions
  • Work with parents to establish a consistent, overarching, Whole-Brain approach to discipline

Continuing Education Credits:

LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs: Full attendance meets the qualifications for 5.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Jewish Family and Children's Services is approved to provide continuing education credits for State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences licenses, by the California Psychological Association Provider # JFS-003.

Licensed Psychologists: Full attendance meets the qualifications for 5.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Psychological Association. Jewish Family and Children's Services is an approved provider with the California Psychological Association, Provider # JFS-003

RN's: Full attendance meets the qualifications for 5.0 continuing education contact hours as required by the California Board of registered Nursing. Jewish Family and Children's Services is an approved provider with the Califronia Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP-14954

In order to receive CE Credits, participants must purchase CE credit ticket ($30) in addition to registration (CE credit price is NOT included in registration). Full attendance is required in order to receive CE credits and no partial credit will be offered (participants must arrive by 9:15am and return from lunch by 1:15pm at the latest). Failure to meet these requirements will prohibit CTI from issuing CE certificate and no refund will be provided. Those working outside of California and registering for CE Credits should check with their state licensing board to assure that CE Credits awarded by CTI are accepted for license renewal.

Transportation and Parking:

Taking public transportation is encouraged. The event location is easily accessible from MUNI Bus routes: 1-California, 2-Clement, 24-Divisadero, 38/38R-Geary. Metered street parking is available throughout the neighborhood (2-hour limit); please check for street cleaning signs.

Paid parking lots close-by (prices average $15-20 per day):
San Francisco Medical Center Garage, 1635 Divisadero Street
Ampco System Parking, 2186 Geary Blvd.
1515 Scott Street Auto Parking
1701 Divisadero Medical Office Garage
2300 Sutter Medical Center Parking (Entrance on Scott Street, between Sutter St. and Bush St.)

Registration and Cancellation:

In order to assure seating for all participants, pre-registration is required. There will be no registration at the door. ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please call (415) 359-2447. Cancellation requests emailed to the event manager prior to 11:59pm on Wednesday, 1/18/17, will receive a full refund. No refunds on cancellation requests received on or after 1/18/17 regardless of the cause for cancellation including failure to show on the day of the training. If the training cannot be held due to circumstances beyond the hosts’ control (natural disaster, strike, fire, severe weather, illness of speaker, speaker cancellation, etc.) the seminar will be rescheduled, if possible, and the registration fee applied to that date. If rescheduling is not possible or registrant cannot attend the re-scheduled date, reimbursement will be provided less any actual costs accrued.

NO AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING IS PERMITTED DURING THE SESSIONS AND NO PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION IS PERMITED. Please note: CTI - Child Training Institute may photograph or record this event for record-keeping and/or marketing purposes. By registering, you are authorizing CTI - Child Training Institute to publish photographs taken during the event for use in print, online, and video-based marketing materials as well as other program publications.

For more information, contact Maya Castleman at: (415) 359-2447 or

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